Daily Prayer for Today 22 May 2023, Monday (Morning & Evening)
Read Monday Morning And Evening – Daily Prayer for Today 22 May 2023
MORNING PRAYER AND SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. — Philippians 4:6 (BSB)
QUOTE: A Christian’s vigor, happiness, growth and usefulness — all depend upon prayer.
— Charles Spurgeon
PRAYER: Almighty God, the Father of us all, in whom we live, and move, and have our being — we worship You, and give thanks unto Your great and holy name. Our hearts are full of memories of Sunday. May we be like those who have walked amid fragrant flowers, and may we bear the perfume on our very garments. May we be more joyful, more trustful, more holy, more loving, more prayerful — because of the holy influences which yesterday saturated our lives.
You are the God of the evening and of the morning. Every day is a new footprint, showing where You have walked in love. We thank You for the day which is shining now for us. We need Your presence with us through all the hours, for we do not know what is veiled in them for us:
what problems that must be solved,
what decisions that must be made,
what responsibilities that must be met,
what surprises of joy or of sorrow,
We know not — but You know, and we are not afraid to leave all with You. Bless us with peace, and with wisdom and strength for what is before us. Take our hands and guide us.
We consecrate ourselves to You this day, O God, for life and service. We are Yours, and we must present ourselves a living sacrifice unto You. We would live only for You. Help us to renounce all claim on ourselves, and to be Yours indeed. If we shall be called to any hard duty, task, or service — give us grace to accept Your will cheerfully and do what will please You. Work in us deeply by Your Spirit, continuing the renewal of our nature, and building us up in holiness and righteousness, through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
EVENING PRAYER AND SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
SCRIPTURE: Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful
— Colossians 4:2 (BSB)
QUOTE: Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.
— Oswald Chambers
PRAYER: O almighty and most merciful Lord, fulfill to us, we do beseech You — Your gracious promise to be present with Your people always.
As in the ancient days the pillar of fire that hung over the hosts of Your people was light to them — so may this night be made light to us. May its brightness shine about us. As the stars fill the sky, so may Your promises pour upon us their beams of divine light and love. May we rest under Your protection, as sweetly as a little child sleeps in the bosom of a loving mother.
Look down upon our neighborhood and behold every home. Some are darkened by affliction. In sick rooms the lamp will burn all night and loving watchers will sit in silence, ministering to their dear ones. Be in those homes and sit with the watchers, whispering the word of cheer and hope.
Other homes there are, where there is an empty chair at the table, and in the circle that gathers about the family altar. Send Your comfort. Make so real the truth of immortality, that death shall not appear as death at all, that the departed shall not seem gone — but near in Jesus.
Still other homes there are where anxious mothers and fathers sit with breaking hearts, grieving over children gone astray. Hear the sobbing supplications which rise from these saddest of all homes. Find the wandering ones and save them. Then there are homes which are very happy with love, with blessings, and mercies, with unbroken circles. Give these Your joy and peace, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.
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